Abandoned Moments: Freestyle Street Photography

From: August 12, 2022 @ 15:00 EDT
To: August 14, 2022 @ 18:00 EDT
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Photo by Ed Kashi / VII. A Loyalist parade marches through the Protestant heartland of East Belfast, Northern Ireland on July 12, 1989.

Join Ed Kashi in New York City to learn about his concept of street photography, the “abandoned moment.” This workshop is a mix of looking at Ed’s work, tutorials, photography, and reviews.

  • Dates: August 12-14, 2022
  • Student Fee: $750
  • Maximum Students: 12 
  • Skill Level: All
  • Location: New York City

About the Workshop

If you’re interested in learning a different approach to street photography, to navigate the chaos of daily life with a camera, to move and dance with the world around you, then this workshop is for you. Ed will show you ways to approach this craft with vibrancy, nuance, and confidence. The “Abandoned Moment” is a term Ed Kashi coined at the beginning of his 40-year photography career. Based on his new book of the same name, he will share his work and photographic approaches while providing valuable feedback and guidance to grow your work. As with all of Ed’s workshops, the conversations will take on a broad range of topics from the philosophical to the technical.


August 12, 2022 (Friday): a half day, starting late afternoon/early evening for introductions and orientation, tutorials on the ‘abandoned moment,’ street photography, and Ed’s work and new book.

August 13, 2022 (Saturday): Morning: photographing; Mid-day: upload and review; Afternoon/evening: photographing.

August 14, 2022 (Sunday): Morning: photographing; Mid-day: upload and review; Afternoon/evening: conclusion of the workshop.

The first 7 participants to register for this workshop will receive a signed copy of Ed Kashi's new book "Abandoned Moments: A Love Letter to Photography."


“During the last five years as working as a freelance photojournalist, I have attended a wide variety of workshops and classes trying to improve my abilities as a visual storyteller. One thing I have learned is that being an outstanding photographer has no direct correlation to one’s ability to teach this skill to others. Some of the best creators in the world are also some of the most difficult to learn from.

No so with Ed Kashi, who is as gifted an educator as he is a documentarian. Patient, approachable, and warm, learning from Ed is more like being mentored by a talented friend. While some workshop environments can lead to stress and anxiety over one’s future, Ed finds a way to bring out the best in his students in a supportive way.

Make no mistake – a workshop with Ed is not a time to be lazy or self-congratulatory. He will push you to produce the best work that you’re capable of, and makes no illusions about the difficult nature of professional work as a photographer. Getting in a classroom with Ed will not be a walk in the park by any stretch of the imagination, but the challenge will be one that you can leave feeling good about.”

Luc Forsyth
Photojournalist and Videographer
"Thank you [Ed] for being an inspirational leader/teacher/artist and a sensitive, caring, and humble person. Thank you for your honest, truthful, positive and encouraging teaching skills, comments and feedback which empowered me both as a person and as an artist! Big thank you for sharing your ideas, perceptions and your work and methods with us. I am truly grateful that I had the opportunity to attend and participate in your workshop!"
Visual Storytelling Workshop in Paris
“I have taken two workshops with Ed Kashi. Not only is he an inspiring photographer and great teacher, but he is an exceptional human being who makes you want to get out there with your camera and do good things for others in this world. As he has done. And so necessary in these times…”
Rudi Dundas
“Ed Kashi is an inspiring photographer and teacher, he stands out because of his human values and sensibility which I consider the most important factors for a documentary photographer.”
André Novais
“While it is no mystery that Ed can capture inspiring moments through his lens, it is his immense heart, gentle soul and supportive spirit that make him such an amazing teacher. He truly gets to know individuals he mentors and offers a perfect balance of real, constructive feedback, but also guidance to help his students reach their full potential, even when it is beyond what they can see for themselves.”
Amy Smith

Cancellation Policy

Workshop Terms & Conditions

VII Photo Agency does not offer full or partial refunds once payment has been made unless the workshop is canceled by VII Photo Agency. Please see the Cancellation Policy below for further information. If, under exceptional circumstances, such as health issues or an accident, the instructors are made unavailable, they will be replaced with another VII Photo Agency photographer.

The workshop fee does not include travel, lodging, or meals unless explicitly noted. Only transportation to/from field trips (when applicable) is included in the price.

All health, travel, and other potential liabilities are the responsibility of the student and should be covered adequately by their own insurance. We strongly recommend you consult with your own physician about health issues and take out travel insurance for your belongings. Please check about visa requirements, which may vary depending on your nationality.

Workshop Cancellation Policy

VII Photo Agency reserves the right to cancel or reschedule a workshop for any reason, including canceling a workshop that does not meet minimum registration requirements. Notification of cancellation due to insufficient enrollment will be made at least three weeks prior to the start date of the workshop.

A full refund will be issued to the participants if VII Photo Agency cancels the workshop, however, VII Photo Agency will not be liable for any extra costs incurred, including, but not limited to, travel to the workshop destination or accommodations. We strongly advise participants to take out trip cancellation insurance and check that the policy will cover event cancellation.